• WordNet 3.6
    • n reata a long noosed rope used to catch animals
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Reata A lariat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n reata A rope, usually of rawhide, with or without a noose, used in western and Spanish America for catching or picketing animals; a lariat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Reata rē-ä′ta a rope of raw hide, used in America for catching animals.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp.,—L. re-, back, aptare, to fit on.


In literature:

No better exposition anywhere, and here tellingly illustrated, of reatas, spurs, bits, saddles, and other gear.
"Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest" by J. Frank Dobie
The equipment of the cowboy is his horse and reata.
"Arizona Sketches" by Joseph A. Munk
One of Sneed's men had evidently managed to get his horse loose from the reata.
"Partners of Chance" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
They sent one of their number to get a reata for that purpose.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
Ha, muchachos, nos faltan reatas o cobijones.
"The Güegüence; A Comedy Ballet in the Nahuatl-Spanish Dialect of Nicaragua" by Daniel G. Brinton

In news:

Reata Park going into San Juan's Lemon Grove .
Reata and Abbott Initiate Global Phase 3 Study of Bardoxolone Methyl in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease and Type 2 Diabetes.
Named after the sprawling ranch in the 1950s epic flick Giant, Reata is a Cowtown narrative of Texas cuisine.
When Mike and Annette Daniel moved to the Reata Estates gated community outside Azle last November, they thought they'd found paradise .
Reata's Smoked Quail with Sweet Molasses Glaze.